'''James Travis "Jim" Reeves''' (August 20, 1923July 31, 1964) was an American country music|country
and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound
(a mixture of older country-style music with elements of popular music). Known as "Gentleman Jim", his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died in the crash of his private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame|Country Music
and Texas Country Music Hall of Fame|Texas Country Music
Halls of Fame.